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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Wife: Annie, nee Hallam, married 28/07/1906. Children: John Henry, born 29/11/1906; Dorothy May, born 13/04/1908; Sion, born 22/10/1909; Walter, born 04/06/1911 and William, born 07/03/1914.
Gas Stoker for Mansfield Corporation.
10 Jul 1917
89735 - CWGC Website
R/12487
7 Churchside, Mansfield.
Lance Corporal
2nd Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Enlisted 03/05/1915 aged 32 years and 59 days.
Annie remarried in 1920 to Francis Smedley and this caused problems. John's mother was also called Annie and the war office sent his medals to her and not to his widow as a record of her remarriage had been missed. Annie Smedley had to write to the War Office to get the medals back.
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  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    John Thomas Hatcher - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. Courtesy of Murray Biddle